Michael Smith featured in The Brooklyn Rail
Fri. October 9, 2015
The Brooklyn Rail reviewed Professor Michael Smith's recent show Excuse Me!?!…I’m looking for the “Fountain of Youth" at Green Naftali Gallery in New York.
Joan Holladay lectures at Texas Tech University
Tue. October 20, 2015
Dr. Joan Holladay will present a lecture at Texas Tech University on Wednesday, October 28, entitled “Gothic Sculpture in Contexts New and Old: The Allentown Saint Sebastian and Art in Late Medieval Augsburg.”
Three things you didn't know about Assistant Professor Jiwon Park
Thu. October 8, 2015
Jiwon Park joined the Department of Art and Art History as an assistant professor in Design this year. She shared three facts about herself over email:
#1 My favorite color is Neon Orange: Pantone 804 and 805.
It's a creative color. Also when you stare at it, it makes you feel happy and sometimes hungry. I get annoyed when people say, "Oh you must be happy walking around the UT campus filled with orange." UT Austin's burnt orange is so burnt that it is much closer to brown!
#2 I'm a rare art book collector.
In my library, there are limited edition collectibles, signed copies, and rare first editions. They are the most valuable (and expensive) things I possess.
One of my favorites is a book collaboratively produced by a Dutch graphic designer Irma Boom and conceptual artist Job Koelewijn titled The Road Not Taken. The poem "The Road Not Taken," written by Robert Frost, is repeated over 730 pages and printed with ink mixed with a base of beef bouillon. The hard cover book was published in an edition of 123, all of which were displayed in the artist's exhibition in Amsterdam in 2000.
If you happen to be in London, visit Marcus Campbell Art Books. It's around the side of Tate Modern, and they stock a variety range of rare art books at a fraction of the price.
#3 I own over 50 pairs of stiletto heels—all above 4 inches in height.
Eddie Chambers presents "British Artists of the African Diaspora"
Mon. October 5, 2015